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Apple iPhone 5s was the top selling smartphone in the U.S. last month

Apple iPhone 5s was the top selling smartphone in the U.S. last month
For those who figured that the mid-range Apple iPhone 5c would cannibalize sales of the Apple iPhone 5s, guess again. The new full-featured version of the iPhone managed to lead all four major U.S. carriers in smartphone sales for the month of September even though the phone didn't launch until September 20th. Over the opening weekend, Apple said it sold 9 million units of the two new iPhone iterations. With an estimated 3 to 1 ratio in favor of the higher priced model, simple algebra tells us that if that sales ratio is correct, Apple sold 6.75 million iPhone 5s handsets during the first three days. That would mean the new top-shelf iPhone blew past the 5 million units of the Apple iPhone 5 that were sold over last year's opening weekend.

The report about the Apple iPhone 5s topping the sales charts last month at all four major stateside carriers comes from Canaccord Genuity. And while the latter did not provide sales numbers, it did say that the Samsung Galaxy S4 was number two at times during the month, and occasionally dropped to third thanks to what Canaccord Genuity is calling "strong sales" of the Apple iPhone 5c. That would contradict some reports that had the candy coated iPhone missing out on the demand seen for its more debonair brother.

Not all handsets did well last month. The BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 had "very soft" sales in September, while the HTC One had a "very weak" month.

Canaccord now expects Apple to sell 52 million units globally in the fourth quarter with Samsung close behind.

source: CNET

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posted on 05 Oct 2013, 12:12 14

1. ThePython (Posts: 901; Member since: 08 May 2013)


It's a good phone, of course it will sell.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 12:13 16

2. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


No it's not a good phone. It's a GREAT phone.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 12:24 12

6. darkkjedii (Posts: 23599; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


True words Mxy, true indeed. +1

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 12:38 7

10. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


No it's not a great phone. It's an EXCELLENT phone.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 12:40 14

11. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


pat yourselves on the back much? raw raw apple iFollowers make me laugh, that is laugh equals cringe. When the Galaxy Note 3 is the best selling phone of Oct you wont see phandroids makin a hoot and holler, cause nobody but S heep care about each incremental S hit

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 12:40 1

12. SleepingOz (unregistered)


eh? not really..

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 12:41 4

13. alexfiran (Posts: 40; Member since: 13 Jun 2013)


it has signal problems..in an appartment it can't reach 3g

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 12:42 7

14. darkkjedii (Posts: 23599; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Sure they will, you're asleep if you don't think the Sammites will hoot and holler. That's all they do.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 12:45 4

15. darkkjedii (Posts: 23599; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


What sense did that make? Nothing I ever had on tmobile worked in my old apartment, but out side ithwy were excellent. Geography plays a major role in signal strength/reception. C'mon get real dude.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 12:47 9

16. darkkjedii (Posts: 23599; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I love mine. 64 gig At&t space gray. Super fast, smooth, responsive, and gorgeous with great battery life too.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 13:34 3

26. techaman (unregistered)


since when and if they do its because of something new on the phones not used or stolen.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 13:38 2

28. techaman (unregistered)


so why am i seeing all the problems with the phone from glitching screens screen freeze 3 updates in 3 weeks to fix problems and many other things go to youtube or look up phonearena's news on the problems with screen pics of problems and reviews. 5 was a good phone but restricted use to owner. LIKE I ALWAYS SAY IF SAMSUNG AND APPLE MADE A PHONE TOGETHER WITH OPEN ACC. that would be the best newest phone. ow by the way samsung is the one that makes most of the parts in the apple phones all apple does is take a year to think about weeking the ois.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 13:55 8

33. silencer271 (Posts: 254; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


By isheep opinion anything with an apple logo on it is perfect. I can put an apple logo on my next dump and isheep will claim its the jesus poop.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 14:31 4

43. darkkjedii (Posts: 23599; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Nice attempt at a comeback, but the point remains bro. Sammites are huge hooters (no pun intended), and love to holler about sales figures. Man up, and accept it.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 14:32 9

44. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Yeah, the statement in the article makes perfect sense, "iPhone managed to lead all four major U.S. carriers in smartphone sales for the month of September even though the phone didn't launch until September 20th," especially since they ALLLLLL line up at the same time once a year, as opposed to month-by-month sales. Yet another marketing gimmick from Apple: "our phone is so popular that people line up (on all fours) to buy it at the same time in one month because they've been so unhappy for 11 months prior, stuck with the previous limited model; this makes us look good for a few months until people start griping again - my phone can't do this, my phone can't do that, my phone's way too small!"

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 14:35 4

45. darkkjedii (Posts: 23599; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


See post 16. You'll say see post 28, so see post 16.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 15:01 2

52. stealthd (unregistered)


People make a "hoot and holler" about android phones all the time. What world do you live in? Someone's more than a little butthurt about their least favorite phone getting the limelight again.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 17:03 1

115. quakan (Posts: 1395; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


Sucks to be you then

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 23:14

134. 9thWonderful (Posts: 232; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)


Samsung has a way of being hot for like 2 hours & then you feel the need to move on to the next. It happened w/the GS3 & now the GS4. Something's missing from Samsung's recipe...& idk what it is. It's gonna be the same thing w/the Note3, unfortunately. I've said it before & I'll say it again...Samsung is going the way of Apple in its complacent designs & minor improvements. The only diff. is Apple knows how to sustain interest. We'll have to see if Samsung can accomplish the same loyalty to the mundane. That being said, 8 month old GS4 for sale $500...any takers?

posted on 06 Oct 2013, 15:59

139. JMartin22 (Posts: 2003; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


Wrong again. It's a. Mediocre phone. They could have done more with it considering the technology leap between this year and last. Planned obsolescence at its best.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 12:46

140. Leo_MC (Posts: 2296; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


A mediocre phone that makes almost everything better than any top Android phones...?!

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 12:17 10

3. Derekjeter (Posts: 1047; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Its a good 4inch phone. But iOS 7 is going to bring it down. I sold my iphone 5 and bought my first two androids HTC ONE and LG G2 ......Life is good. Good luck Apple.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 12:24 3

7. twens (Posts: 1030; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Nice decision

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 12:27 4

8. darkkjedii (Posts: 23599; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Absolutely love your screen name as a die hard Yankees fan, but disagree about ios7. It has the normal early release bugs, but is awesome. Enjoy your new devices DJ. hope they work well for ya.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 12:47 2

17. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


I actually really like iOS 7. I didn't think I would but after using it I like it.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 12:48 3

19. darkkjedii (Posts: 23599; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Bio where have you been?

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 14:43 4

48. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Good choices; love the FFC on the G2, brings out my true an unfiltered gorgeousness.

The guy above who says he loves your screen name; don't take the bait. He's just a troll wannabe' with no life who tries his hardest to smooch with everyone on here. Always making benign comments in order to illicit some sort of response in order to engage you in some type of discourse. Go ahead, answer him or, better yet, ask him a few personal questions about his personal life but, be forwarned, you'll never be able to silence his banter.

There's no way he knows about the Yankees, he from somewhere out in Vegas and they do other (funny) stuff out there.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 15:08 2

55. stealthd (unregistered)


Your story of going from an iPhone 5 to an HTC One to a G2 in one year sounds unrealistic.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 15:12 2

56. darkkjedii (Posts: 23599; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Yankees forever bro, other than A-Roid. Even saw Bernie Williams band play out here in Vegas. Lol you continue to crack me up with your childish jealousy of my life. I think its awesome that it bothers you so much, to see someone happy. Hey remember when Pedro slammed Don Zimmer, or when A-Roid fought Veritec? I love those old fireworks. Hated to see Boston come from 0-3 in 04' loved seeing Jeter dive in the stands and come up bloody with the ball. Yankees forever sonnn. Dude you're a pathetic lonely joke, I'm married and loving her to death lol. Don't hate dude, that's a sign of weakness. Oh and David Wells was the last bomber to throw a perfecto. May of 98 I watched every inning loser lol. What a joke, you're worse than Troll and he's horrible.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 15:14 1

57. Derekjeter (Posts: 1047; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


No better player in baseball. Thanks about the name. Also being a huge Apple fan i thought Android would not be up to par with iOS, only speaking about smoothnes, but i must say that my LG G2 is butter smooth. I guess its only the Galaxy phones that lag due to all those gimmicky functions. Im loving this phone.

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